BSB: Christian Iddon ruled out of Donington due to injuries sustained at Oulton Park

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Christian Iddon has been ruled out of this weekend’s Bennetts British Superbike Championship meeting at Donington Park following the injuries he sustained at Oulton Park on Sunday.

Iddon was involved in an incident with Rory Skinner heading into Brittens, which saw the latter thrown onto the rear wheel of Iddon’s Suzuki. Iddon fell from his bike, hit his head hard and was knocked unconscious as a result.

After being treated trackside by the BSB medical team, Iddon was transferred to hospital for scans and was diagnosed with a broken hand. As he sustained a head injury, Iddon will not be able to race at Donington.

“I’m a bit bashed about and can’t remember a lot from today,” Iddon commented. “Thankfully the scans have checked out fine, but I took quite a hit and, being knocked out, I’ll be out for Donington.

“As well as my head, my hand’s broken too. I’m gutted for the team because I thought we could have had a result today.”

After finishing seventh in Race One on Saturday, Iddon was in the group of riders battling for the podium both before and after the initial restart, triggered by Tarran Mackenzie’s crash at Hislop’s Chicane.

“Obviously it’s really unlucky and it just seems to be the way it’s going for us this season in regard to injuries, with both Christian and Danny suffering at some point,” Buildbase Suzuki Team Manager, Steve Hicken said.

“After being transferred to hospital he has had scans. His memory of the events are hazy at best, but, thankfully, the scans show no lasting damage. He also suffered a broken hand and, unfortunately, he’ll be unavailable for Donington Park.”

Skinner sustained numerous fractures in his hand, which do require surgery, and it’s unknown at this stage whether or not he’ll be at Donington Park. Meanwhile, Mackenzie has been ruled out for the remainder of the season with a broken femur.